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Accident: 101522.015 - Worker Falls From Ladder And Requires Multiple Surgeries

Accident: 101522.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/20/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1257629.01508/23/2017Trilogy Plumbing Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on July 20, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing company, was engaged in plumbing work at a two-story residential building. He was standing o n a stepladder and drilling a hole in a wall. The drill bit became jammed, and Employee #1 was pushed to a side. He fell off the ladder and struck the cement floor, a fall height of approximately 3 to 4 feet. Emergency services were call ed, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treate d for a fractured tibia and a hip injury. Employee #1 required multiple surgeri es and was hospitalized for 10 days.
Keywords: drill, fall, fall protection, fracture, hip, jammed, plumbing, residential construction, stepladder, tibia
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1257629.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist: 3
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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